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Complainant Name:
The Refugee Council

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Express

Complaint:

Ms Hannah Ward, National Media Officer of The Refugee Council, complained that an article which claimed that “criminal asylum seekers” had escaped from the Campsfield House immigration removal centre was inaccurate.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

‘On August 6 we published an article headed "Criminal Asylum Seekers Escape" about escapers from Campsfield House immigration removal centre. We now wish to make clear that they were, in fact, foreign criminals awaiting deportation on completion of their sentences and not asylum seekers’.

Report: 76



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